Classic Fall-Inspired Decor on Savvy-Shopper Budget


One of the most enjoyable parts of decorating your home is getting to swap out seasonal items. Whether you like to make a statement with your autumn decor, or you prefer subtle nods to the changing climate, there are plenty of budget-friendly and beautiful additions to be found. Achieve that sense of coziness and warmth that you want in the fall by taking inspiration from these easy swaps and upgrades:


The Porch

1. Bird Feeder

There’s nothing nicer in any season than bird watching while you relax with a cup of coffee. And this charming antique-style feeder makes for a design statement that will attract birds and compliments alike.

2. Kindling Holder

Whether it’s in an outdoor pit or indoor fireplace, a nice bright blaze is instantly cozy and calming. Elevate the look of your wood stack by piling it into this equally chic and practical copper-colored bin.

3. Wooden String Lights

Use these elegant lights to add ambience to any gathering and warmth to those frosty nights.

The Living Room

4. Sconce

Sometimes your wall décor needs a small refresher to reflect the changing of the seasons. Quickly swap out a summery painting with these elegant sconces, and you’ll have the perfect metallic accent that will last you through the winter, too.

5. Throw Pillow

Combine a few pillows in warm autumnal hues to bring in a subtle nod to the fall foliage. The plantlike embroidery and velvet backing on this one are especially fitting.

6. Tray

This jewel toned tray is perfect for adding a sense of depth and luxury to a coffee or side table.

The Dining Room

7. Wheat Sheaf

Create a sophisticated twist on a rustic theme by starting with these wheat sheaves as table décor.

8. Cylinder Vase

Place the wheat sheaves in simple cylindrical vases like these; later in the year they can be filled with pine cones or small ornaments.

9. Placemats

The plaid pattern on these placemats looks chic when layered with a crimson or cream tablecloth.

10. Wine Rack

Simple rattan chargers help to complete the countryside appeal of your dining setup, and can be used year-round!

the Kitchen

11. Nested Baking Set

Artisanal stoneware baking dishes like these can be appropriated for more than just delicious seasonal dishes; the smaller ones can pull double duty as candy and nut dishes.

12. Canisters

Copper-topped canisters bring antique warmth to all that chrome plating in kitchens.

13. Wreath

Wreaths hung on interior doors are always a fun addition, especially when updated in a chicly monochromatic flame red.

When you’re choosing fall-ready décor, it’s easy to find pieces that suit your needs. Whether that means items that can be incorporated into other seasons, or budget-friendly knick-knacks that are easily swapped out for holiday trinkets, hopefully these suggestions have given you an idea or two. An elegant, invitingly autumnal home is just a few embellishments away.

 Dagmar Obert is a professional interior designer and style consultant for the luxurious holiday-decor company, Balsam Hill. Dagmar is well-respected for her ability to project color, forms, and textures of various facets of decorating to create a space that reflects a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere. You can find her on Houzz here or pinterest here



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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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